[Spellyans] Pre-Occlusion (PO)

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Thu Sep 8 09:19:09 IST 2011


That’s right – the rules for Icelandic and Faroese are pretty similar:

 

<ll> > /dl/ everywhere except in a few loanwords, such as bolli “ball”.

 

<nn> > /dn/ after long vowels and diphthongs, but not after short vowels.

 

Steve

 

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From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Herbie Blackburn
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 10:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Pre-Occlusion (PO)

 

Michael wrote:

>pre-occlusion also obtains in Icelandic but not, IIRC, in Faroese,<

 

I’ve seen it written that - In Faroese <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroese_language> , pre-occlusion also occurs, as in kallar [ˈkadlaɹ] 'you call, he calls', seinna [ˈsaiːdna] 'latter'.

 

Don’t know if that’s treu or not, as there were no sources, or how that changes things if true.

 

Regards

 

Herbie

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